Premier to Chief Justice and top judges: Sort out this mess

Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston speaks to the media after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty of murdering Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe.
Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston speaks to the media after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty of murdering Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe. David Stuart

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has told the state's judiciary to "sort their issues out now' as the feud between the Chief Justice and the state's top judges continues to spill into the public.

Various media outlets have published emails between Chief Justice Tim Carmody and President of the Court of Appeal Margaret McMurdo, showing the continued animosity between the pair after they were tendered to the Court of Appeal on Thursday.

Chief Justice Tim Carmody following his appointment by the former LNP Government, pictured with ex-Premier Campbell Newman
Chief Justice Tim Carmody following his appointment by the former LNP Government, pictured with ex-Premier Campbell Newman AAP Image - Dan Peled

It is the latest chapter in the ongoing dispute between Justice Carmody and key members of the judiciary who have railed against what they consider the Chief Justice's unsuitability for the role and closeness with the former LNP government.

Ms Palaszczuk, who has shied away from commenting on the dispute, said it was beyond time it was resolved.

"In relation to the courts, there is separation of powers, but obviously there are serious issues down there and they need to resolve them," she said on Friday morning.

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